Sports Media Digest- November 16, 2012

College Basketball Tonight on CBS Sports Network-  The CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) has the Paradise Jam college basketball tournament beginning with a double header tonight.  UIC vs. New Mexico tipped-off at 4:00 PM, ET followed by Wake Forest vs. Connecticut  at 6:30 PM, ET.  Kevin Eschenfelder and Larry Conley announce, while Kristen Kenney reports from the sidelines.

College Football this Weekend on CBS-  CBS Sports has four college football games tomorrow across its networks.  The SEC game of the week on CBS will pit LSU at Ole Miss beginning at 3:30p.m. ET with Verne Luindquist, Gary Danielson, and Tracey Wolfson on the call.  CBS Sports Network has a triple header of games, beginning at Noon ET as Temple travels to Army. Ben Holden and Randy Cross handle the call.  At 3:30p.m. ET Texas State is at Navy with Grant Boone,Todd Christensen and Sheehan Stanwick Burch on site.  UTEP at Southern Miss wraps up the day with James Bates, Aaron Taylor and Lauren Gardner.

CBS Sports Spectacular Looks at Army/Navy Football Veterans and College Football Behind the Scenes-  This weekend’s CBS Sports Spectacular ties in football and veterans as well as a behind the scenes look at football action.  On Saturday at 1:30p.m. ET the show presents From Philadelphia to Fallujah, a look at three players from the 2001 Army/Navy game who was sent into combat shortly after that game. Derek McGinty narrates. At 2:30p.m. ET the program presents College Football Uncut- Game Day, a look behind the scenes at the four games on and off the field; Alabama at Tennessee (10/20), Michigan State at Wisconsin (10/27), USC at Arizona (10/27) and Notre Dame at Boston College (11/10).  Hugh Galyean narrates.

Next A Football Life to Spotlight John Riggins- The NFL Network’s next edition of  A Football Life will look at the career of Hall of Fame running back John Riggins.  John Riggins: A Football Life debuts next Wednesday night at 8:00p.m. ET.

Real Sports Returns November 20th-  The next edition of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel debuts this Tuesday at 10:00p.m. ET on HBO. Among the topics slated for the show: a look at the unwanted son of former NFL wide receiver Rae Carruth; the NCAA concussion issue; and a look back at the 2009 Cowboys practice facility collapse.

Amendolara to Host Overnights on CBS Sports Radio-  CBS Sports Radio continues to fill out its roster of talent with the announcement that Damon Amendolara will serve as the weeknight 2:00am to 6:00am ET host.  Amendolara has been serving as night time host at Boston’s 98.5 the Sports Hub.  The D.A. Show launches on January 2nd.

60 Minutes Looks at the Impact of College Football-  On this Sunday’s edition of 60 Minutes, reporter Armen Keteyian examines how important college football has been to universities.  Keteyian looks at the University of Michgan and its massive program as well as Towson, which many times sacrifices wins to earn money to play on the road against high-powered clubs.  60 Minutes airs at 7:30p.m. ET on CBS.

Nets/Lakers next NBA TV Fan Night Presentation- NBA TV’s next Fan Night telecast this Tuesday will feature the Brooklyn Nets at the Los Angeles Lakers.  Tip-off Tuesday will be 10:30p.m. ET.  Fans will be voting on the following games, one of which will be chosen for the Fan Night game on November 27th: Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns at Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets or Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings

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